#NBI2015Safari – Unquiet Ruins

As it turns out, launching The Iron Dagger this month was a stroke of serendipity! Turns out there’s a thing called the Newbie Blogger Initiative, and it’s been around for a few years now, revving up every May to encourage new game bloggers. How about that!

And, since this thing has a thing called the NBI Screenshot Safari, what better time to dig deep into my meager compilation of game screenshots? I know I’m late to the party, with only one weekly submission remaining, but better late than never.

So here’s my #NBI2015Safari entry, for the ‘Scariest Place’ theme.

#NBI2015Safari – The Scariest Place

This screenshot dates back to January 2011, and it’s hands down one of the best I have ever taken, in any game. That’s my very first LoTRO character (currently out of retirement for a photographic expedition across Middle-earth) facing the shade Captain Riamul amid the ruins of Fornost.

Before Turbine hanged, drew and quartered it, Fornost was a rather eerie instance. I found its atmosphere of dilapidated, defiled glory creepier than any evil spirits, and so did my poor Champion of Rohan. This screenshot is unaltered – I snapped it while he was under a considerable amount of Dread, to take advantage of the screen-darkening effect.


11 Responses to “#NBI2015Safari – Unquiet Ruins”

  1. Welcome to blogging!

    Thank you so much for entering into the contest. Just so you know, the weekly part was mostly a suggestion to help space out the four overall entries. Feel free to “catch up” if you’d like to.

    If this post is any indication, I look forward to seeing more of your shots!

  2. Beautiful shot! And welcome to NBI :)

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  5. Welcome to the NBI! It’s cool to find another Lotro player out there. :)

    • Thanks for dropping by! Ex-player, actually – was active from after Siege of Mirkwood to before Riders of Rohan. Still partial to LoTRO blogs though, so look forward to reading yours!

      • Ex-player here too. Or well, very casual player. But I think that’s how most people play the game at the moment, so it’s all the same to me. :)

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